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Police arrest ‘kidnapper who killed’ Ned Nwoko’s aide in FCT

Police arrest ‘kidnapper who killed’ Ned Nwoko’s aide in FCT
February 27
19:02 2024

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command has arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa, a wanted kidnapping kingpin in Abuja.

In a statement on Tuesday, Josephine Adeh, FCT police spokesperson, said Fafa was arrested on February 24 after the command raided Sardauna forest in Nasarawa state after receiving credible intelligence.

Adeh said the suspect was one of those who Nyesom Wike, FCT minister, had placed bounty on their heads.

She also said Fafa has confessed to being responsible for the abduction and murder of Chris Agidy, a senior legislative aide to Ned Nwoko, senator representing Delta north.

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Nwoko had said his aide was among 19 people abducted from their homes by kidnappers in Galadimawa area of Abuja in 2023.

“The suspect is one of the two kidnappers the Honorable Minister FCT placed bounty on, as the other one namely Saidu Abdulkadir A.K.A Dahiru Adamu, had earlier been arrested by the Command,” the statement reads.

“He confessed that his syndicate masterminded and executed several kidnappings in FCT and its environs, including the abduction of Barr. Chris Agidy, the legal aid to Senator Ned Nwoko and Mr Sunday Yahaya Zakwai, the district head of Ketti Village who were later killed by them.

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“Samaila Wakili further led police operatives to where the remains of Barr. Chris Agidy is. The remains was recovered and deposited in Gwagwalada General Hospital.

“While investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, wishes to reiterate his unflinching commitment to combat crime and criminality in all its manifestations and to ensure safety of residents.

“He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.”

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